Germany map shows the international boundaries, provincial/state boundaries with names, the national capital, states’ capitals, and major cities of the country.
Demography of Germany
The total current population of Germany is 83,820,753 as per UN data as of Aug 2020; that is equal to 1.07% of the entire population of the world. The total landmass of Germany is 348,560SqKms with a population density of 240/Sq Km. Approx. 76.3% of the total population is urban. Life expectancy at birth is 81.88 years for both males and females and the infant mortality rate is low; it is 2.1 children deaths/1000 births and deaths under 5 are 2.6 deaths/1000 births.
Geography of Germany
Located in west-central Europe, Germany extends from the Alps, through the Plains in North Europe to the North Sea and Baltic Sea. Germany is the 7th biggest area and has the 2nd most populous country in Europe. The country’s southern and central areas have mountains cut and forested hills through the Main, Danube, and Rhine river valleys.
In the north, the landscape flattens out to a wide plain that stretches to the North Sea. Between these extremes, Germany is a country of incredible variety. The country is bordered by Belgium, Luxembourg, and the Netherlands (towards West); France (towards southwest) and the complete southern border are shared with Austria and Switzerland.
Culture of Germany
Germany has been popular for its rich and long history; one that proudly depicts European art, politics, and thought for more than 1,000 years. The primary religion of Germany is Christianity followed by other religious groups such as Muslims; Judaism; Hinduism and Buddhism. Germans’ culture proudly flaunts Christian values through art, literature, logic, philosophy, and their fervor for sausages and beer. Germany also shares some cultural similarities with its neighboring countries such as Switzerland and Austria and Switzerland. People value family and social life and the locals are assumed to be respecting order and structure. The primary language of Germany is German (spoken by 95%) people, followed by Sorbian, the minority language (spoken by 0.09%).
Places to visit in Germany
Berlin’s Brandenburg Gate
This is one of the most amazing sights of Berlin in Germany. This sandstone Gate has high historical significance; it is the only living city gate as well as symbolizes the Cold War partition into West and East and the reunification of Germany at the fall of the Gate. The striking architecture of Germany attracts several tourists due to its neo-classical structure in Germany.
Started in 1248, the construction of this mystical masterpiece was completed in 1880 by successive builders. Influenced by the same belief and showing fidelity to the actual plans; the monument took 7 centuries to get completed. Cologne is not only popular for its artistic masterpiece and intrinsic value it describes; it also validates the persistent power of European Christianity.
The Black Forest
The gorgeous Black Forest is one of the most visited sites across Europe. Located in the southwestern junction of Germany and stretching 160KM from Pforzheim (in North) to Waldshut (in South) on the High Rhine, it’s a hiker’s paradise because of its dark and densely-wooded mountains. At the Westside, the Forest descends sharply to the Rhine, traversed by lush valleys; while at the east, it slopes decently down to the upper Danube valleys and Neckar.
The most ideal time to visits Germany is in between May through September during summer as the weather is great with long days and snow-free alpine trails.